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Local briefs: Man who shot at teens in Clovis sought

Clovis police are looking for a man who fired a gun at several residents on the 500 block of Beverly Drive, near Pollasky Avenue.

Neighbors told police there had been a fight over an iPod around 11 p.m. between a 17-year-old boy and two men.

When the two men returned to the area later, one pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting at the teenager and a group of his friends.

No one was injured.

Police said the suspects drove away in a dark-colored Honda. The shooting suspect was described as a tall and slender man in his late teens or early 20s.

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Fresno County union workers OK furlough

Members of Fresno County's largest union have voted to accept a 40-hour annual furlough proposed by the county administrator.

Service Employees International Union represents 4,500 of the county's 7,000 employees, said Aimee Barajas, a union spokeswoman.

Eighty-eight percent of the membership voted to accept a week of furlough in the 2009-10 fiscal year, union officials said. Union members supported the furlough in an effort to prevent layoffs, Barajas said.

County officials have said they expect to eliminate 75 filled positions in the budget approved last month. County officials were off Friday due to the July 4 holiday and not available to comment on what effect the union's vote would have on layoffs.

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